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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,532 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #26

May 132002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While in motion and in low gear, the transmission will slow down and once in a while stop. This happens at any given time.

- Nicholson, GA, USA

problem #25

May 072002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When pulling fifth wheel trailer or going up a hill, transmission tried to find a gear or keep shifting back and forth until a gear was found. Also, engine will over rev. Contacted dealer who indicated to shift automatic vehicle like it was a standard. Consumer states the trailer is always pulled with the overdrive turned off and that the shifting problem is in any gear when the rpms drop, below 2000 rpms.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

problem #24

May 062002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When taking off and vehicle goes into high gear it starts chugging. When accelerating vehicle will decelerate. Dealer contacted. Please add VIN.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #23

May 152001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission has gone out three times: First time was in May 02 when his clutch plates burned out and had to be replaced. Since then he has had to replace his coverter torch which were bad, causing solenoid pack to be replaced. Then, last time selenoid had again to be replaced.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #22

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Without warning and while placing vehicle in reverse, a loud grinding noise came from under the hood.

- Mcdougna, GA, USA

problem #21

Feb 112002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The valve body was replaced as a result of the first repair attemp. Second attempt the transmission was overhauled, replaced pump, input shaft & torque converter. Third attempt is currently being made. Same as second to be replaced.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 042002

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought the truck in Sept.01 and overdrive went out in Jan 02and now again in March 02 seems everyone is having this problem I am currently putting in a 6spd conversion kit which is costing me $4000.

- Avon, IL, USA

problem #19

Jan 142002

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge says they dont have a problem but everyone you talk to has had a nut come off of 5th gear some more than once.

- Avon, IL, USA

problem #18

Jan 112002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving to work (62-miles), the engine seemed to provide no power to transmission. I parked the truck and noticed red colored transmission fluid dripping where transmission meets the engine (seal). Truck was towed to anderson Dodge in rockford, il. There was no transmission fluid leakage on my driveway where I park the vehicle at home.

- Waterloo, WI, USA

problem #17

Dec 012001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No satisfaction from dealer mgr. Or general ser. Mgr. No safety defect listed.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #16

Jul 152001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brake shoes had 65% of the pads remaining however the rivets holding the pads onto the brake shoes came loose on 3 of the four brakes.the service mgr. Told me that he felt this is a defect of the brakes however I still had to pay the entire bill.the auto matic transmission has leaked fluid after 5 different attempts to fix it by the dealer.still leaks

- Spring Mills, PA, USA

problem #15

May 012001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck parked, engine running. Tried to remove igntion key from the outside of the vehicle, vehicle rolled downhill, possible transmission slippage.indicated in park the whole time.crashed after rolling into neighbor's yard

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #14

May 312001

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 50mph there would be a high pitch whine. Going 45mph would have a dronning noise/ out of round. Have taken vehicle to dealership, and was informed that noise was noticeable. Mechanic waiting on technical service bulletin before repairing transmission. Dealer informed consumer to only use overdrive even when towing.

- Lake Wood, WA, USA

problem #13

Apr 152001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consant rough idle and sparadic engine miss can not be fixed until daimler-Chrysler builds new software for computer. This is causing bad gas mileage.

- Fort Gibson, OK, USA

problem #12

May 212000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We have tried to get this transmission repaired/replaced since purchase date. We have gone thru the lemon law process, as a result it was labeled a "life threatening malfunction or nonconformity that impedes the consumer's ability to control or operate the vehicle for ordinary use or reasonable intended purposes ore creates a risk of fire or explosion." [rcw 1931183021(18)] we have spoke to many others with transmission problems who own Dodge Ram trucks. I understand now, thru hindsight, that Dodge trucks with this particular transmission are noted for problems.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #11

Jan 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmison does not shift into passing gear because computer wii not let it service manager david dyer said it canot be fixed Chrysler rep will not return calls.this is a new truck.david said Chrysler has had over a 100 complaints about this same truck, but Chrysler will not help.this started with 500 miles on truck the dealership put a new computer in but it did not help.I have reported this to Chrysler cust service many times.truck has lack of power because of this I was told by david the Chrysler rep said they my have a fix in June, but no promises.

- Bowersville, GA, USA

problem #10

Jan 152001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
This problem occurs when the vehicle is cold and you shift gears it feels like the dri ve train is going to come out of the vehicle. Service rep told me chryler is aware of this and have been for a awhile but they doot know what to do to correct problem.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #9

Mar 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
With 206 miles on the vehicle the transmisson went completly out stranding me on the side of the road 86 miles from home.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #8

Mar 082001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Truck will not shift smoothly into gear. Has called dealer and was told truck problem cannot be repaired.

- Bowersville, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 272000

Ram 1500

  • miles
The transmission drops in low gear while driving at high speeds and low speeds, transmission problem almost caused a crash, after 8 trips to the repair shop same problem still occurs.

- Coxs Creek, KY, USA

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